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2019 Bram Stoker Awards® Final Ballot

The Horror Writers Association (HWA) is pleased to release the Final Ballot for the 2019 Bram Stoker Awards®. The HWA (see http://www.horror.org/) is the premier writers organization in the horror and dark fiction genre, with over 1,600 members. We have presented the … Continue reading

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Jewel, Epic Haiku Chain

Back in 2018 I celebrated Women in Horror and NaHaiWriMo by writing an epic, long haiku chain. Like this month where I’ve been sharing a feminine themed horror haiku a day, in 2018 I shared a haiku everyday but all … Continue reading

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Demon or Duolingo?

Today my story “Soft Deadline” went up on Elaine Pascale’s blog to celebrate Women in Horror month. Originally published in Trickster’s Treat’s III: Seven Deadly Sins (Things in the Well) something interesting and creepy happened during the writing I still can’t … Continue reading

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#TBT: Toasting Betty Ballantine

Yesterday we celebrated Elizabeth Jones Ballantine (September 25, 1919 – February 12, 2019), better known as Betty Ballantine, an American publisher, editor, and writer. She was born during the Raj to a British colonial family. After her marriage to Ian … Continue reading

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The DreamForge Connection

Speculative fiction is the most inclusive genre. In the realms of fantasy, horror and science fiction anything, and anyone, is possible. This is why it is so important to support the open mindset that accompanies speculative creativity. To that end, … Continue reading

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Review: The Man Who Married Death by Amy Langevin

Here is a book after my own heart and a brilliant pitch-black romantic read about a man who proposes—and marries—Death. Told in poetic forms, be prepared to dip into madness with Zylen LaRocque, the sexy psychopath who charms Death. When … Continue reading

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#TBT: What is/isn’t Haiku?

Throwback Thursday is back with a post from 2017 talking about what makes a haiku. Think you know how to 5-7-5? Some of what I learned about haiku might surprise you. Originally inspired by to NaHaiWriMo, this post explains how the Japanese … Continue reading

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Women in Horror Month 11

February is one of my favorite months. It begins with Groundhog Day, my favorite holiday after Halloween. Betty Ballantine, one of my heroines celebrates her birthday this month. It’s National Write a Haiku Month and, of course, Women in Horror … Continue reading

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#136 Poetry Selections and Exquisite Corpse

Congratulations the poets who made the line up for Spring #136—we had a wealth of poetry submitted and wish we could accept every piece but we only have so much paper. If you didn’t make it, don’t be discouraged… please … Continue reading

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When Art Collides

Sometimes I enjoy dabbling with photography and digital collage. I post most of it up on Pixabay under Creative Commons licensing—”Free for commercial use. No attribution required.” Why do I do this? Because when you throw art into the universe, … Continue reading

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